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Site: PAT-26A
Seismic line

Priority: 1
Position: 21°27.242´N, 139°28.710´W
Water Depth: 5081 m (uncorrected)
Sediment Thickness: 201 m (0.254 s TWTT)
Target Drilling Depth: 201 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 300 m
Seismic Coverage: EW9709 transit 14-13 CDP 3295

Objectives: The objectives of Site PAT-26 are to determine the:

1. Determine the nature of sediments at the position of thickest lower Eocene sediment pile

2. Determine the paleolatitude of the drill site

3. Determine the rate of accumulation and types of biogenic sediments

4. Collect an LPTM section

Drilling Program: One APC/XCB to basement; one APC through the LPTM; and a second APC/XCB if time is available.

Logging and Downhole: Triple combo, MGT, and FMS-sonic.

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Soft sediments except perhaps some chert-chalk in basal layers. Basement is midocean ridge basalt.

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